Create a Backyard Oasis

Even if you’re not on vacation, that doesn’t mean you can’t get away. Here are some tips for turning your own outdoor living space into a backyard oasis.


Create an outdoor living room

Treat your outdoor living space just like another living room. Use area rugs, comfortable couches and seating, lamps and end tables. Arrange the furniture just like you would inside to create a cozy, inviting space. All of this furniture, even the lamps, can be found waterproof and outdoor-proof!


Add small pops of color

You can brighten up the patio or deck with bright pillows on your furniture. Just like the rest of the furniture, be sure that the pillows are outdoor-proof. Look for UV-resistant fabric.



Add water

The sound and sight of water will instantly make your backyard feel like a vacation spot. Whether you have the space for a waterfall feature in the garden or turn a decorative pot into a small fountain, water will make a big difference. Check out this DIY water fountain how-to.


Add some shade

Create a spot where you can get a little relief from the hot sun. Use plants, umbrellas, retractable awnings, or pergolas and arbors planted with vines.


Choose plants

Plants can add some beautiful color to your outdoor space. They can also be strategically placed to give your backyard oasis a little more privacy. Choose plants in a variety of colors, sizes and textures to keep it interesting.


Set the mood with lighting

Lighting can set the right mood and make your outdoor space feel like another living space. String lights above the patio or around your deck railing. If access to a power outlet is an issue, there are many solar light options available

We hope these easy tips can help you create your very own backyard oasis.